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Sky Poker Makes Sky Sports News Presenter Charlotte Jackson Its Latest Poker Ambassador

                Sky Poker's line-up of brand ambassadors has just grown by one as the result of a recent signing. The online poker network has now announced the addition of Sky Sports personality Charlotte Jackson to its roster of professional spokespeople.
                Charlotte Jackson, a 33 year old poker player who uses the name "CharlotteJ" at the tables, comes to Sky Poker with plenty of previous experience in working with the media network. Jackson is perhaps best known as a presenter for Sky Sports News where she has been a vocal support of Liverpool FC. She is also a singer, athlete and, of course, poker player. According to Sky's bio Jackson has "enjoyed [poker] for a couple of years and [has] friends who are doing very well on the UK poker circuit" who are sure to help her further improve her ability to compete against the site's most talented players. Sky Poker members can look out for Jackson at the tables for their own shot at taking down the celebrity brand ambassador. Jackson has signed on to represent Sky Poker throughout 2013 and will be complementing her online play with appearances on Sky Poker TV broadcasts.
                A press release from Sky Poker described Jackson's experience as a county level lacrosse and tennis player as an indicator of her love of competition. Those interested in trying their luck against Charlotte "CharlotteJ" Jackson can log on now to try to spot an opportunity to play against the celebrity.

Sky Poker Opens Up New Priority Club Loyalty Program

Serious online poker players are being given a better way to enjoy their favourite game through Sky Poker. The launch of its new loyalty program, Priority Club, is meant to provide the site's most devoted fans with bonus rewards and a better way to get into games.

Sky Poker's Priority Club gives, like its name suggests, priority access to the network's most active competitors. Club members receive a wide array of special privileges, including the ability to buy-in directly to upcoming tournaments like the Sky Poker Tour Events and receive exclusive invitations to freerolls, competitions and other promotional events. These players will also enjoy access to Cash for Points bonuses before other Sky players and will be paid out on the first business day of every month. Maintaining Priority Club membership for more than three months provides improved Cash for Points rates as well.

Gaining membership to Priority Club is simple, Sky Poker allowing all players who have earned a minimum of 10,000 poker points in a given month (for three months) to enroll in the Club. Taking advantage of Priority Club benefits is made easy, too. Sky Poker automatically calculates its members' poker point total and sends out notification emails at the beginning of each month that let them know about the special events they've become eligible for. Players only need to set their accounts to "contactable" status or speak to account managers to take make sure they get the most out of their Priority Club accounts.

Sky Poker Offers Up Extra Poker Prizes and Grand Final Seats

Poker competitors who either can’t afford or haven’t found a good time to enter into the upcoming Sky Poker Tour are getting another chance from the popular online poker network. Alongside plenty of extra prizes, Sky Poker is now offering up opportunities to win a seat into the finale of its tournament series through a brand new promo series.
                The promotion in question, Jackpot Boost, will give skilled players the ability to prove themselves through Sky Poker’s 8pm tournaments. Competitors who win one of these regular tournaments will be entered into a mini-tournament (beginning 15 minutes later). If they manage to win both of these events they’ll be awarded with a seat into the Sky Poker Tour Grand Final. Vying for the seat has, historically, been well worth a full evening of tough competition. Sky member ‘alan1506’, competing in a similar promo earlier this year, managed to win £3,415 in prize money along with £6,800 (for an impressive £10,620 total). This year Sky Poker will also be increasing their prize pool with an additional £1,000 in cash and a running jackpot that resets to £5,000 each time its hit.
                The Sky Poker Grand Final will take place at Nottingham, England’s Dusk Till Dawn on 8
th and 9th September, 2012. The event comes with a massive £75,000 prize pool and a shot at gaining recognition in one of the year’s most exciting live events.

Sky Poker Debuts New Poker School Feature

Fans of online poker, both novices and experienced players, can always benefit from a bit of advice on how to improve their game. Sky Poker is looking to supply this kind of help through a brand new site feature that offers guidance on poker play.
                Sky Poker’s latest initiative allows interested site members to learn from a series of tutorial videos and special forums. To help provide the best possible advice Sky has hired on expert poker instructors/media personalities like Richard Orford, James Hartigan and Travis Harris to star in clips that detail a wide range of essential strategies and tactics. Each of the virtual instructors come to Sky with a wealth of experience, Orford having worked with Sky Poker in the past, Hartigan with Sky Sports, Channel 4, EuroSport and the Poker Channel and Harris coming from a career in sports journalism and broadcasting. Aside from these videos, Sky Poker has also opened up a special forum thread called “Play My Hand” (within the Sky Poker School section) that gives players the ability to ask for help with specific hands and play situations.
                A statement from Sky Poker described the launch of its new poker school site additions as a great way to improve on elements of their players’ game, adding that the company’s “team of experts has a vast amount of experience and are capable of providing insightful analysis and useful guidance.”

Software Updates and New Features Arrive at Sky Poker

Sky Poker continues to offer its members a fantastic gaming experience with new promotions and, most recently, an upgrade that brings changes to the site’s software and feature set. These new improvements are planned to launch in the very near future and will enhance the poker play on offer from Sky.

Most exciting of the updates are the three new features that will be brought to the site. The first of the new improvements is a lobby filter feature that allows players to set the Sky software to mark whenever they log on or off the site. The second sees Sky Poker reconfiguring how its stakes filter works. High stakes will now show £2.50/£5 tables, medium at £0.50/£1, low at £0.10/£0.20 and micro reset to display £0.02/£0.04. Sit and Go games have also been affected by these changes. The third update will be brought to tournaments and involves the introduction of a five minute break once every hour during play, allowing competitors to clear their heads without missing any of the action. Along with these changes, Sky has just launched the Early Bird bonus, a promotion that gives players a shot at earning extra Poker Points during a four hour period.

Sky Poker told press that the three new updates and the Early Bird bonus will be introduced one by one over the coming weeks. The company also stated that its decision to implement these changes was part of a greater business strategy aimed at “enhancing [site] usability and introducing new features [that] benefit customers.”

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations Come to Sky Poker

With all of Britain getting ready to help celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s rapidly approaching Diamond Jubilee, popular online poker network, Sky Poker has announced plans to add to the festivities. Sky’s Diamond Jubilee tournament series will launch next month, coinciding with Elizabeth II’s 60th year anniversary as Queen.

The Diamond Jubilee tournaments come with a £60,000 total prize guarantee, made available to competitors through a number of special games. The promotion gets underway with Saturday, 2nd June’s £10,000 Super Bounty (with a £22 buy-in), an event that will begin at 8pm and be broadcast over SkyPoker TV as it plays out. On 3rd June, Sky’s series will continue with the £20,000 Jubilee Super Roller (with a £110 buy-in) and a Bounty Hunter tournament (with a £5,000 prize pool) before moving on to the 4th’s second Bounty Hunter event, this time with a £10,000 guaranteed prize pool. Tuesday, 5th June will finish out the celebrations with a £22 buy-in, £5,000 guaranteed open competition and a one hour, £4,000 timed tournament.

Sky Poker’s statement described the Diamond Jubilee tournament series as a great way to enjoy some spare time during “the extra days off work” that the Jubilee brings with it. Interested players will certainly have a lot of great poker to get into as the event kicks off on Saturday, 2nd June and runs through until the 5th.

Sky Poker Awards Every New Player with Free Token

Players looking for a reason to sign up for an account at Sky Poker have just been given some extra incentive with the launch of a new promotion. Now looks to be a great time to register at the site as Sky has decided to offer up a token to every one of its new members that can be exchanged for real tournament money.

The free “Tournament Token” up for grabs is worth £5 and can be redeemed by players who choose to enter into any of the site’s roster of Sit and Go tournaments. To claim it, new Sky Poker members only need to head over to their account page and find the offer through the “Promotions” section or enter a special promotional code (“Poker&rdquoWinking when signing up for their account. Sky has also extended the offer to current members, providing one Tournament Token for every 75 loyalty points players earn while competing at real money tables. While these Tokens can be “bought” for points multiple times, the free sign-up Token can only be redeemed once.

A statement from Sky Poker explained the site’s choice of offering the Tournament Token to new players, describing how the voucher provides “a great way of practicing your poker prowess” and “the chance to play a few duds or win big.” The Tournament Token promotion has already launched and is available to new and existing members now.

Sky Poker Marks Five Millionth Hand with Giveaway

Sky Poker has been eagerly anticipating reaching the landmark of five million hands dealt in recent months and now the milestone has been met. In order to help celebrate the achievement the site gave out some exceptional prizes to competitors.

The five millionth hand was dealt this month, marking an enormous milestone that saw several lucky members of the site rewarded with iPad tablets and cash. The five iPads on offer were given away to every player who was able to take part in a game of poker that fell within 100 hands before or after the 50 millionth hand was dealt. These players also had to have earned a minimum of 50 poker points during the month of March to have been entered into the prize draw. Even better for Sky Poker is the coincidence of this April marking not just the landmark statistic, but the fifth birthday of the site as well. Sky took advantage of this to offer up a promotion that provided £100 to every one of the players who competed in the five millionth hand game, boosting the amount to £500 for the winner and doubling the payout they received from the site’s “cash for points” system.

A statement released by Sky Poker detailed the festivities and their achievement of the five millionth hand, describing how the “monumental figure” marked “a seminal moment in the history of our online poker room.” The statement went on to say that “Sky Poker is grateful and [that] no celebration would be complete without the key players, especially the 500th millionth one.

Sky Poker Sends Skilled Players to Las Vegas with New Promo

very poker player wants to try their luck in Las Vegas, one of the world’s most popular gambling destinations, and, now, Sky Poker is giving them a chance to do so. The Viva Las Vegas promotion just launched by Sky is set to reward skilled competitors with lavish prize packages that will send winners to Sin City itself for a holiday filled with high-stakes action.

Members of Sky Poker can begin registering in Viva Las Vegas events now as the promotional series gets ready to take place over the next two and a half months. Players can enter into the games through daily satellites (with buy-ins set at £2.50) and, if one of the top five best competitors, continue into the £11.50 buy-in “quarter satellites.” One of the five from this stage will be able to enter the £52.50 buy-in quarter finals and, if their luck holds out, compete in the £240 buy-in semi-finals for a chance to win their way into the “grand finals.” These grand finals will take place once a week until the end of May, ultimately awarding the winners with prize packages that provide all-inclusive Vegas holidays (including flights, ten days of hotel accommodations and more) valued at some £10,000.

Sky Poker’s press release described the Viva Las Vegas prize as a “once-in-a-lifetime package” and, considering how far an initial £2.50 buy-in can take a skilled player, it certainly seems to be so. Players can register for Viva Las Vegas and compete in events from now until the end of May.

Sky Poker Announces New Play Style with Timed Tournaments

Sky Poker has just given its fans another great reason to log onto their site of choice by premiering a brand new style of play. The online poker giant is hoping to attract fresh attention on the strength of its interesting variation on traditional tournaments with the recently added Timed Tournaments option.

Timed Tournaments is part of Sky Poker’s continuing fifth anniversary celebrations and brings a fantastic alternative to site members who want to try a twist on traditional multi-table tournament competition. The new style of play forces players to make tougher decisions as they leverage regular tournament play against a timed countdown. Competitors will receive their prize money based on the chip count in their possession at the end of the time limit chosen for the tournament. The payout is determined based on the percentage of chips on the table a finishing player holds when the either 15, 30 or 60 minute game comes to an end. Time Tournaments are available through Sky Poker’s tournament lobby and should be bustling around the time of their introduction.

Players who are interested in signing up for a Sky Poker account to take advantage of the new tournament style should also be sure to check into the host of other exciting promotions occurring now in celebration of the company’s fifth anniversary.

Sky Poker and Sky Bingo Announce Fifth Anniversary Promotions

Members of Sky Poker are being rewarded for their patronage as the popular online poker network celebrates its fifth anniversary. To commemorate this milestone in Sky’s business the website is offering up a number of fantastic events, complete with lavish prizes, for players to vie for over the coming weeks.

Sky Poker’s fifth birthday celebration is bulking up the rewards available from its regular games as well as providing a few new events alongside these. Probably the most exciting aspect of the promotion is the extra £5,000 being added to Sky’s daily main event and miniature main event jackpots. Each week that passes without the jackpot being won will also see an additional £100 thrown into the prize pool, giving players further incentive for competing. Sky Poker will also be giving out iPads through a draw (open to players who have earned a minimum of 55 loyalty points during the day), hosting £1,000 freerolls twice daily from Mondays to Saturdays, handing out Tour seats on the company’s TV channel and running frequent Happy Hour Points Boost events.

Alongside the festivities going on at Sky’s poker platform, the bingo section of its network is also giving back by donating up to £500 to the World Wildlife Fund UK and Sky Rainforest Rescue during the month of February. Those interested in helping simply need to “Like” Sky Bingo on Facebook. Each click will see Sky pledging 25p toward halting deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, giving players interested in great online bingo an extremely worthy reason to check out the site this month.

Sky Poker Details Launch of Two New Promotions

Massively popular online poker network Sky Poker, has now launched a pair of new promotions meant to increase the amount of loyalty points and cash its members are able to play for. The new promotions — Happy Hour and Action Tables — are available now and take the form of daily competitions with great rewards.

These two promotions are designed by Sky Poker to kick off 2012 with a bang. Happy Hour will take place every day as three events open to all site members. The one hour of play rewards competitors with an extra 50% in Sky loyalty points, allowing them to accumulate these points more quickly and, ultimately, use them to receive cash. Action Tables is a variant of regular Sky cash poker games where a tables’ big and small blinds must post the same amount, increasing the size of the pot from the beginning of every hand. To bring in new players, Sky is also offering a sign-up promo that includes a 100% matching bonus and free tournament entry.

Happy Hour is set to run every day at 1pm, 6pm and 11pm (with extra times and larger points multipliers being promoted on Sky Poker’s main page before they begin) while Action Tables will take place regularly. Sky Poker, in a press release regarding the new promotions, detailed their goal for Happy Hour to assist players in “racking up cash for points amounts quickly” and amping up the fun of “pre-flop, blind-on-blind battles” in Action Tables.

Sky Poker’s UK Online Poker Series Finishes, Sees Thew and Williams Win Big

Last week saw the first edition of Sky Poker’s UK Online Poker Series come to a climatic end with the conclusion of its eighth and final event. The tournament series was a major success, not just for its creators but for some of its most talented participants as well.

The UK Online Poker Series ended up handing out more than £200,000 in cash prizes (well above its £140,000 guaranteed prize pool) to the competitors playing in its line-up of eight events. One of the biggest wins was awarded to Julian Thew, one of Sky Poker’s sponsored professionals and one who has been making waves through his performance at poker tournaments in recent months. Thew finished seventh in the UK Online Poker Series’ main event and first place at the series’ leaderboard competition. The other major winner was James ‘LIAMESL’ Williams won the main event and earned a staggering £15,714. In all, the UK Online Poker Series paid out £218,170 across its participants.

Sky Poker was thrilled by the popularity of its first UK Online Poker Series and announced plans for a second edition in 2012 as well as a miniature version scheduled to take place sometime in December of this year. Sky Poker’s Dave Bland told press that the UK Online Poker Series’ success “was really heart-warming for all of the people involved, both business and customer alike”, adding that the company “would like to pass on our congratulations to all of the players who cashed.”

Sky Poker Launches Promotional Freeroll Competitions

Sky Poker has recently revealed a number of exciting freeroll competitions as part of an upcoming promotional series meant to entice new poker players to the service. The site’s New Player Freeroll gives the site’s latest members the chance to start off their online poker career with great cash prizes.

New Player Freerolls are set to take place every Tuesday night and each competition will come with a fantastic £1,000 guaranteed prize pool. While the Freeroll events host the same features and cash rewards as traditional competitions, Sky Poker has tailored the promo to appeal to the newest members of its online poker network. Entry to New Player Freeroll is as simple as signing up for an account and competing in any real money competition during the week before the Freeroll is held. Eligible competitors are able to sit in on up to two freerolls each week, duking it out for a portion of the £2,000 of total weekly prize money. Sky handles entry to these events automatically — any newly registered member is allowed to compete if they have taken advantage of their welcome bonus or played staked poker during the appropriate timeframe.

Sky’s Dave Bland explained that the New Player Freeroll exists as a way to “[reflect] gratitude to all our new account holders” and that the site “[values] every new player who joins the family.” Sky Poker’s New Player Freeroll is available now for all new members.

Sky Poker Announce the Return of the Sky Premiership Tournament

Sky Poker enjoyed a great reception with its past Sky Premiership tournaments and now, looking to garner some more goodwill from its fans, it’s bringing the soccer-themed series back for another round. The Sky Premiership tournaments spans every Sky site and givse all members of the gaming network a chance to try their poker skills against others for a shot at taking home cash rewards.
The 2011 Sky Premiership series is set to begin in mid-August and, throughout its stay at Sky Poker, will give fans a number of great chances to win fantastic prizes. Current members of Sky Poker can get into the Premiership tournaments through the special, promotional section of the main site. Once entered they will be assigned to a colour-coded team (The Reds, Blues, Yellows, Purples, Greens, Oranges and Whites) or Team Sky. After being affiliated with a team, players are then eligible for playing poker games (three per week) against other groups of competitors. The football twist sees Sky dubbing each tournament a “match”, pitting one “squad” against another for a chance to win Premiership points. The top players and teams will receive various cash prizes and entry to great, upcoming freerolls.
The return of the Sky Premiership is a smart idea that should help to drum up some extra attention for Sky Poker in the coming months. The series will also garner interest from the rest of the Sky network too as registered players at Sky Bingo, Sky Vegas and Sky Bet are all eligible for entry into the 2011 Sky Premiership.

Sky Poker Hosts Online Auction for Charity

The well known online gaming site, Sky Poker, has just launched a charity auction through their webpage in an effort to raise funds for the St. Michael’s Hospice. Sky users will have the chance to bid against one another in competition for any of the great rewards available through the event.

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Sky Poker has been supplied with a set of fantastic prizes through various sponsors as part of an effort to raise money for the Harrogate located hospice. Some of the items up for bid include tickets for participation in the Soccer AM studio audience, England football shirts, Sky Poker tables and poker chip sets. Some of the more lavish prizes include a pair of premium tickets to the Nottingham Race Course and a Nine Course golf experience package. Any funds raised from the winning bids will go toward the UK hospice’s operation as part of the special event’s charitable focus.

The St. Michael’s Hospice in Harrogate can greatly benefit from the proceeds raised from the event, making it an ideal cause for Sky Poker to host and promote. Bidding has already started at Sky Poker so interested parties should log on today to see if the prize they’re after is still up for grabs.